Admonish (verb)

  1. To scold or reprimand someone gently but firmly.
  2. To caution or advise someone against a particular action or behavior.
  3. To express disapproving criticism or reproof to someone.


The word 'admonish' is derived from the latin word 'admon─ôre' meaning 'to warn or advise'.


  1. The teacher admonished the student for talking during class.
  2. The parent admonished their child for not following the rules.
  3. The manager admonished the employee for arriving late to work.
  4. The coach admonished the team for their poor performance.
  5. The friend admonished their companion for making a rash decision.
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